Brooklyn:K is for Kriek 10.1% [750ml]
They say "When our Brewmaster first visited Belgium in 1984, he learned that 'K' is for 'Kriek'. Here in Brooklyn, we based our distinctly American take on kriek on our dark abbey ale, the estimable Local 2. To this beer's subtle marriage of malts, dark candy sugar, local wildflower honey and zing of orange peel, we added tart dried whole Montmorency cherries from Michigan. Around this, we wrapped a barrel of charred American bourbon oak. The sugar of the cherries began to ferment away. The barrels hissed and we waited. Six months later, the beer emerged with a glowing red colour, vibrant acidity, complex fruit aromatics, and a foundation of oak flavours, its strength moving past 10%. Its transformation almost complete, the beer joined priming sugar, champagne yeast and wild Brettanomyces yeasts in the bottle and underwent a third fermentation. We waited a further 6 months for the beer to develop before release."
We say "We have been aging this unique kriek as part of our cellar programme and now we are ready to share it with you. The sweet and sharp flavours of cherry are heavy in this beer, with sweetness akin to cherry syrup. Vanilla, caramel and the sweetness of the cherries are the dominant flavours, with softer notes of oak, bourbon and wood. This would go well with pork or duck, or alongside dessert."